Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 4 Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch, part 2
- c. 1350
- Welsh manuscripts
Copied quire 15-22 and 26. Rules using both hard point and plummet. Makes a double ruling for the outer margin. Writes in two collumns with 36-40 lines per page.
Copied quire 23-26. Rules using both hard point and plummet. Makes a double ruling for the outer margin. Writes in two collumns with 39-42 lines per page.
On f. 83v, a space of ten lines was left blank by hand E, presumably because the exemplar from which he copied the text of Culhwch ac Olwen was defective at this point. Here a hand which has been identified as that of Hywel Fychan has inserted five lines with the missing portion of the text.
(fl. 14th century)
Hywel Fychan ap Hywel Goch was a fourteenth century Welsh scribe. He was a man with clerical training who knew Latin and was able to edit and organize a book. He also wrote lawbooks. Hywel Fychan is most famous for being the chief scribe of the Red Book of Hergest (Oxford, Jesus College, MS 111). He is also connected to Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 11; Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Llanstephan MS 27 (Llyfr Coch Talgarth); and Philadelphia, Library Company, MS 8680.O. He furthermore made a contribution to the Culchwch ac Olwen-text of the White Book of Rhydderch (Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth 4-5) on folio 83v.
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A quire consisting of 8 leaves is missing between quire 22 and 23.
Only 2 leaves remain of quire 26, which originally contained 8 leaves.
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